How to Decide on the Type of Fencing for Your Home

In Blog by Jim Randall

When it comes to selecting fencing or your Cleveland, Ohio home, you have many types of materials to choose from, which can make it difficult to decide. However, there are some factors to consider that will help you narrow down your choices and find that one that matches your needs.

Fencing is used for privacy and to mark an area for boundary purposes. To fulfill these functions, you need to think about what it is you are marking and what it is you are hiding so to speak. Here is a brief look at various types of fencing with some ideas of where and why it works the best.

Wood Fencing

Wood fencing is often pre-assembled, making it easy to work with, affordable, and versatile in terms of painting or staining or even cutting. However, if you live somewhere that is damp, it can be prone to rotting. There is hope though if you get wood fencing that is made with pressure treated lumber or naturally resistant lumber, such as cypress, cedar, and redwood.

Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl fencing is quite popular because of its versatility and panel format that even includes posts, gates, and post caps. It is long lasting and low-maintenance, surviving weather, water, and insects. Most vinyl fencing typically only comes in white, and it can be a more expensive option for your residential fencing needs.

Metal Fencing

There are many types of metal fencing options available, but these do not tend to offer as much privacy as a wood fence or vinyl fence. Metal fences include chain link fence, wire fence, aluminum fence, and wrought iron fence. If you are looking for durability and weather resistance, a metal fence can deliver.

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